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Kevin Kolb not expected to play at Philadelphia


The Cardinals won without Kevin Kolb last week. They may need to do it again this week.

Kolb is likely to be sidelined for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia, as his sprained foot and turf toe are still limiting his movement too severely for him to play against his former team, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports.

John Skelton is expected to practice with the Cardinals’ first-string offense this week, and he’ll likely get the start for the second straight game.

That may not be a bad thing for the Cardinals: Skelton went 20-of-35 for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ win over the Rams, with an 85.7 passer rating for the game. That’s better than the 77.8 rating Kolb has this season.

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30 Responses to “Kevin Kolb not expected to play at Philadelphia”
  1. earthtopft says: Nov 8, 2011 12:56 PM

    Kolb is this year’s candidate for the Kyle Orton No Respect award.

  2. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Nov 8, 2011 12:56 PM

    Corn on the Kolb

  3. jphoops says: Nov 8, 2011 1:02 PM

    Please play I want to see the eagles loose again!

  4. sfwillis52 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:07 PM

    Good. Now the Eagles can beat another easy opponent, and all their fans can come back out of hiding to tell everyone how great Philly is again

  5. sj39 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    Still can’t believe how badly the Eagles fleeced the Big Red with that trade. Not to mention how badly they overpaid Kolb once they got him.

  6. marcus158 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:14 PM

    Skelton is good for one thing, getting you to FG range. He’s had 3 TD’s against 4 of the worst teams in the league (both Cowboys and Niners were on losing record when we played last year).

    Skelton is a great talent but he’s not the “winner” that ever Cardinal fans seems to think. Not yet anyway.

    Vick and that explosive Eagles offense will blow the Cardinals apart. Cardinals will be lucky to get 2 FG’s and we have no healthy, GOOD RB to exploit that lack of run D that the Eagles have (Chester Taylor is garbage)

  7. rajbais says: Nov 8, 2011 1:19 PM

    If Skelton plays well the Cards should make him the starter for the rest of the season!!!

  8. norcalmafia says: Nov 8, 2011 1:22 PM

    Cardinals should disband and start over in L.A. ..

  9. Nevis says: Nov 8, 2011 1:28 PM

    I will laugh endlessly if Skelton beats the Eagles.

  10. thingamajig says: Nov 8, 2011 1:29 PM

    @sj39; you obviously missed seeing DRC in last nights Eagles vs Bears game. Looks more like the Eagles got fleeced.

  11. redsea29 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:32 PM


    explosive Eagles offense??? how does a 3-5 record justify an explosive offense. thats like say Levi Brown is the best tackle in the NFL. I hope you arent a Cardinals fan with that comment you left.

    The Red Sea will rise up!!!

  12. jakek2 says: Nov 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    The Cards can pull Jake Plummer off his lawn tractor and they’ll still spank the Eagles.

  13. trbowman says: Nov 8, 2011 1:37 PM

    “That may not be a bad thing for the Cardinals: Skelton went 20-of-35 for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ win over the Rams, with an 85.7 passer rating for the game. That’s better than the 77.8 rating Kolb has this season.”

    I’m going to go crazy if people keep slobbering over Skelton. Box score scouting for the loss.

  14. trbowman says: Nov 8, 2011 1:38 PM

    On the bright side, once Skelton is horrific against the Eagles, the calls for Kolb’s head will subside.

  15. bobbyhoying says: Nov 8, 2011 2:07 PM

    Let’s hope Andy can put a group of guys on the field who hate to lose. D-Jax can sit on the bench and call Drew to talk about how much money he’s worth. Didn’t Minny beat us last year with a no name QB when we could have earned a first round playoff bye? We need a guy on our defense who scares the crap out of his own teammates.

  16. test2402 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:11 PM

    Big Kolber is collecting some big $.

  17. jaimelh02 says: Nov 8, 2011 2:32 PM

    Skelton > Kolb

    Eagles should be praying to see Kolb start because I’m sure they have a great scouting report on him

  18. whoknowsnothing says: Nov 8, 2011 2:50 PM

    With the Cardinals shaky offensive line + the Eagles solid defensive line = about 8 sacks.

    I would be surprised if Cards only allow 2 sacks.

    Skelton needs to work on his release and get the ball out of his hands quick.

  19. janvanflac says: Nov 8, 2011 3:18 PM

    Eagles made Chicago’s shaky OL look great. They have a tendency to make backup QBs look great (see vikings game last year).

    But more likely they will take their frustrations out on the pathetic Cards and win 42-6.

  20. baldingerspinky says: Nov 8, 2011 3:38 PM

    The eagles are great offensively. Their defense is pretty awful. The only good part of the trade on either side was a second round pick that the eagles will eventually mess up. The bears have two special line backers. They kept Vick in check and the eagles lost. Go eagles.

  21. Land Snark says: Nov 8, 2011 3:38 PM

    Good to see PFT Nation isn’t overreacting much.

    Skelton plays a weaksauce Rams defense and now all the sudden he’s taking the Cardinals to the Super Bowl!

    Move over Tom Brady! Skelton’s here.

    Cards will come back to earth in week 10.

  22. kevpft says: Nov 8, 2011 3:43 PM

    For those who think the Eagles “fleeced” the Cards with the Kolb trade: remember that your vaunted Eagles have won only one more game than the Cards have!

    Kolb will likely prove to be a better long-term investment, if he’s given the time and support. (Remember the horrible W-L records at the starts of Aikman’s and P. Manning’s careers?)

    Vick is already old for his playing style, and will age closer to the rate of a running back. He’s a Super-Bowl-or-bust move, and that trophy isn’t looking any closer.

  23. dwoofer says: Nov 8, 2011 3:48 PM

    I love to watch Skelton play. Kolb seems to be overly concerned at the first hint of a pass rush, and runs away from it. Skelton is the opposite: he seems like he IGNORES the pass rush and just stands in the pocket and delivers the ball. Tough dude. Big strong arm.

  24. jdreed68 says: Nov 8, 2011 4:17 PM

    @jphoops says: Nov 8, 2011 1:02 PM

    Please play I want to see the eagles loose again!

    Are you saying that they are too tight?

  25. eaglesnoles05 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:01 PM

    Is this a current headline? Or one from any other day since Kolb was drafted?

  26. snarkzilla says: Nov 8, 2011 5:02 PM

    >The eagles are great offensively.

    Until you account for turnovers.
    Fumbles lost: 7 (tied for 3rd worst)
    INTs: 12 (4th worst)

  27. tjstyles says: Nov 8, 2011 6:05 PM

    Cardinals should play Skelton even if Kolb is ready to go. Kolb sucks. My first team is the Vikings, but living in AZ now, I also follow the Cardinals, and I was furious when they traded for Kolb.

    Frankly, Kolb is not very good. Seriously, his career QB Rating is worse than Tarvaris Jackson. If you were to look at the two’s numbers side by side, I doubt most people could guess which was which. There were a lot of people screaming for the Vikings to bench McNabb this year and start Ponder. McNabb had a higher rating, higher completion percentage, fewer sacks and fewer fumbles.

    We way, way, WAY overpaid for Kolb. I would not be too upset if we had just signed him as an FA like McNabb or Jackson, but we gave away a solid Cornerback and several picks. And then we signed him to a huge deal before we even saw him play. What a waste.

    Even though Skelton had two really bad safties (which should have been runs called anyway), he is watchable. Kolb looks down the field, runs out of the pocket and throws the ball out of bounds, at least when he is not throwing interceptions and fumbling the ball or taking a sack. Please play Skelton, Cardinals. Please.

  28. howley1 says: Nov 8, 2011 7:08 PM

    “That may not be a bad thing for the Cardinals: Skelton went 20-of-35 for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals’ win over the Rams, with an 85.7 passer rating for the game. That’s better than the 77.8 rating Kolb has this season.”

    It’s better than Vick’s 80.8 for his career too.

  29. rajbais says: Nov 8, 2011 7:13 PM

    Loss of Kolb = Cardinals’ gain!!!

  30. azbadinals says: Nov 8, 2011 9:13 PM

    It doesn’t matter who the QB is until the Card’s offensive line is fixed.

    As long as Levi Brown and Brandon Keith are on the line no QB will have much of a chance. They may last a few games, but everyone has a point where they start worrying more about where the next big hit is going to come from and less about where they’re going to put the football.

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